Coffee County Softball Update

Niki Campbell Ready To Run Against Riverdale... By Barry West

The Coffee County Lady Raiders continued play in the Border Battle in Lincoln County on Friday. The ladies suffered a 3-2 loss to Oakland with the Patriots scoring all 3 of their runs in the last inning.

Later in the evening Coffee Co. knocked off Shelbyville 11-4.

On Saturday morning it was a pitcher’s duel as Brianna Jones and the Lady Raiders beat Lincoln County 1-0. Bricen Hunt had an RBI single.

Game two of the day saw Coffee Co. softball fall behind 4-0 to Greenbrier but the bats got hot in with 7 runs scored the last inning for a 7-4 victory. Ginny Clayborne had 3 hits and Juli Layne and Niki Campbell had 2 RBI’s each.

Next up was Riverdale and it was a close game going to the last inning as the Lady Warriors leading 2-1. As the time limit ran out Riverdale scored 4 more for a 6-1 win. Chelsea Howell had a hit and an RBI.

In the double elimination tournament Coffee Co. continued play taking on the host school Lincoln Co. again. Chelsea Howell had a big game with 4 hits including a 2-run homer as the Lady Raiders moved on in the tournament with a 7-3 victory. Anna Spellings also had 2 RBI’s.

In semi-finals Coffee Co. took on Bob Jones, Ala. The girls from Madison took a 2-0 lead in the 3rd and tried to hold on. As time was running out in the one-hour 15 minute time limit Bethany Baker attempted to score from 3rd and was thrown out at the plate. Juli Layne singled in Anna Spellings but that’s all Coffee Co. could score falling 2-1.
The (17-7) Lady Raiders after playing 10 games last week will play again tonight hosting Shelbyville weather permitting. You can hear the game live on Thunder Radio beginning at 7pm.